Women who inspire me today

Usually I like to talk strictly about music or what’s going on at the DGT but today I want to just say that there are a few young women in this world today who truly inspire me, and that would be Orianthi, Danica Patrick and young Abby Sunderland. Each of these three ladies has raised the bar and cut through all the crap of a ” man’s world “, which it’s not…we are all equal. I’ve been reading Blogs and forums lately on these three people and there’s a common disheartening thread of sexism going on, as if men and some other women think that women’s only place is at home, cooking meat and making babies. Get over it guys – the world is growing up and there’s no place for antiquated thinking anymore. I’m not just some glassy-eyed enamored fan of any of these three mentioned . Oh no, it’s more than that. They are my heroes in a modern world. Orianthi wields the Paul Reed Smith guitar like a weapon of mass perfection! And even if you don’t like her style of guitar playing you have to admit she’s a world class pop singer with an incredible voice. Do you think she hasn’t had to overcome some barriers in the business because she’s a girl? Then, Danica Patrick takes all the guff that the chewing rednecks of Indy and Nascar can dish out, and is ready to stand up and kick some ass to the pavement if provoked, but not because she’s a little hot head. Because she has to fight every day of her life to keep men from oppressing her drive to become the top woman ever in the world of auto racing.She’s got a great start on it with finishes in the top 2 to 6 in the last couple races and she’s got a great crew, car and sponsors behind her who believe in her. Hell, are you kidding? She’s going to make all them old buzzards famous someday! Last but not least, Abby Sunderland who at the age of sixteen has now accomplished more than most men of seventy have ever done. A worldly sailor in her rightful place out there in the ocean, braving nature and against all odds, surviving. We haven’t heard the last from our Dear Abby of the new age. She’s bound to become a commander of probably the first wave of ships to mars and beyond. Mark my words. Magellan and Columbus didn’t plot new courses for the world because they sat at home playing games or getting drunk with their useless friends. They went out and made something of themselves. And that’s what it’s about folks – making the best of this life and doing something to contribute. So, who’s your heroes? I’d love to hear from you.


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